The Real Housewife of Claycord – Every Thursday at 2:17pm on Claycord.com
Since I’m a female, I love shopping, and since I work part-time in the mall, I shop a lot!
Shopping is a sort of a type of therapy for me. It helps me clear my mind, and it challenges me to find the best deal on things we can’t live without (you know, like shoes, dresses, make-up, etc.)
Lately, shopping in the mall has been a pain in my *%&, so I’ve started searching online for the things I need. Shopping online has its perks, but it also has it’s drawbacks, and boy did I experience a drawback earlier this week.
I purchased $75 worth of items from an online retailer over the weekend. When I checked my bank account the next day, it showed the purchase, but it also showed a purchase at a store in Chesterfield, Missouri, which is right outside of St. Louis. The charge was for $1,978.63.
I have no idea what was purchased, because I didn’t buy anything from Chesterfield, Missouri. The charge occurred almost exactly 10 minutes after I made the $75 purchase.
I’m currently working with my bank to find out what happened. The online retailer is also investigating, and looking into the possibility that one of their employees might have used my credit card, because I had to call them and give them my credit card information since their online system was down.
The point of my story is BE CAREFUL! Never trust anybody with your information and always check your bank account statements.
Has anybody else had a problem like this? If so, what happened and what was the final outcome?
A few things I saw (and heard) around Claycord this week:
- Lisa’s House of Hot Dogs (and Burritos) in Concord has been closed for a while. Rumor has it that Lisa (the original owner) has purchased the restaurant back from the most recent owner and will reopen the restaurant soon.
- I brought my kids to the Concord Community Park (known locally as Cowell Park) the other day, and on the play structure, there were broken beer bottles. I told a cop who was in the parking lot, and asked him if he could call somebody from the city to come clean it before a child was hurt, and to my surprise, he grabbed a little hand broom (one of those really small ones) and a garbage bag, and cleaned it up! There must have been six or seven broken bottles in all. It was nice to see him not just call a city crew to come do the dirty work. He was actually on his hands and knees wiping up the little tiny pieces of glass. Then, he took his bottled water and washed the play equipment off (he refilled his bottle several times). I was so grateful for his quick action to make sure everybody was safe. Thank you Mr. Policeman. I told him I was going to tell Claycord.com about him. He laughed and said “I’m just doing my job”.
- I witnessed the tip jar theft at Starbucks this week. What a jerk, those baristas work hard for their tips!
The Real Housewife of Claycord Housetip of the Week:
- Use paint brushes to dust cracks and hard to reach places in telephones, stereos, etc.
That’s it for this week.
I hope you all have a wonderful week, see you next Thursday at 2:17pm!
It’s time for me to go make a pie!
This week, it’s a Frosted Orange Pie. Here’s the recipe. I’ve never tried this one before. I play to actually make this tomorrow night, I’ll let you know how it turns out.
Love you all.
The Real Housewife of Claycord xxoo